Tesco 'curtailing' deliveries due to 'several incidents' in West Tallaght

Tesco has suspended shopping deliveries to West Tallaght in Dublin.

It follows reports that drivers have been attacked, robbed and even shot at, by youths armed with a pellet gun.

Tesco Ireland says there have been several incidents of anti-social behaviour in the area and that it would be "curtailing deliveries".

The company says it appreciates the inconvenience caused but it has taken the move to protect its colleagues and its customers.

It is unclear when, or if, deliveries will resume.

A statement from Tesco read:

From time to time we may curtail services in an area for a period of time due to incidents of anti-social behaviour in order to protect our colleagues and our customers.

At present following several incidents, we are curtailing deliveries in a small number of areas in West Tallaght with an alternative collection option open to customers at Clondalkin and Naas.

While we appreciate the inconvenience caused, the safety of our colleagues and customers is of paramount importance.

Fianna Fáil Councillor Charlie O'Connor says it is a service that people in the community really rely on.

"There have been a number of attacks on Tesco drivers in recent times and that's just not good enough," said Mr O'Connor.

"The point is that this deprives the community - a vulnerable community - of an essential service because the Tesco drivers have been providing an excellent service to the community.

"We must ask the gardaí to do all they can to stop this activity."

More on this topic

Cast for 25th James Bond film to be announced

Time 'want away' stars acknowledged their role in failure

The new tour that brings you behind the scenes at the Everyman Theatre

Kerry teenager dies after quad bike accident

More in this Section

Fire safety issues at older people's residential centres

HSE failing both living and dead in South East, says health group

Twitter suspends account of dissident republican group Saoradh

Over €700k worth of cocaine and cannabis seized in Dublin


Lifestyle

On the 6th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy – how transparent are fashion brands being now?

How to make Henry Firth and Ian Theasby’s New York-style baked strawberry cheesecake

Want to cut down on sugar? Experts reveal how to slash your intake in 6 simple steps

As Taylor Swift goes all Victoriana at the Time Gala – 3 times she’s made a splash on the red carpet

More From The Irish Examiner